With the Rangers magic number sitting at 13 (any combination of 13 points gained by the Rangers or lost by the Panthers), and the Rangers jockeying for a better playoff seeding, every game in the East counts. Here are tonight’s games:
- Florida at Buffalo: If the Sabres win in regulation, the magic number drops to 11.
- Ottawa at Carolina: Let’s hope the hot streak for Ottawa continues, a 5/6 seed sounds better than a 7/8 seed.
- Calgary at Pittsburgh: See above.
That’s it for the meaningful games tonight (as far as the Rangers go). The Calgary/Pittsburgh game is on the NHL Network if you get it.